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Durham woman found after Silver Alert

Posted October 23, 2012 10:30 p.m. EDT

— A 38-year-old Durham woman has been found safe one day after she was reported missing, police said Tuesday.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert Monday night for Teresha Naomi Sarant. 

It wasn't clear how Sarant was found. No other information was released.

Developed in 2007, Silver Alert is a system to quickly notify the public about missing endangered adults who suffer from dementia or other cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer's disease.

It also allows caregivers and nursing homes to report a person missing. In the past, only a family member could report an adult missing.